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Last Updated : Oct 30,2018
27 Feb 12
Fried Mozzarella Sticks, Homemade Fried Cheese Sticks by Tarla Dalal
This crunchy accompaniment is cheese, cheese and cheese all the way through, so nothing can please cheese-lovers more! A simple flavouring of oregano and chilli-flakes ensures that the overall effect is very pleasing.
Fried mozzarella sticks can also be served as a party
Creamy Cheese Dip by Tarla Dalal
A cheese dip delicately flavoured with capsicum and mustard. This creamy dip compliments beautifully with most deep fried starters like wafers, nachos, bread pieces, croquettes etc.
09 Aug 18
Stuffed Potatoes with Spaghetti by Tarla Dalal
Potatoes, stuffed with an exotic herbed mixture of spaghetti, sun-dried tomatoes and capsicum, are topped with cheese and baked to perfection, till the cheese melts and the filling fuses with the potatoes, resulting in a perfect starter! For your Stuffed Potato with Spaghetti to be firm, remember no ....
09 Aug 18
Chinese Panini by Tarla Dalal
A fusion of Italian
cuisine, the Chinese Panini is a sumptuous snack of Panini bread, grilled with a filling that combines juicy veggies, crunchy fried noodles and tongue-tickling sauces.
26 Jun 18
Italian Style Baby Potatoes by Tarla Dalal
Baby potatoes are truly very lovable – small and cute to behold and soft and sweet to taste! here is a very aesthetic way of preparing this delicious starter, with cream, butter, cheese and italian seasonings. The final garnish of parsley imparts a tempting aroma to the preparation, and also adds sp ....
Cheesy Rice Tartlet by Tarla Dalal
Crispy bread tartlets are topped with a creamy mixture of soft rice, gooey cheese, and crunchy and colourful veggies flavoured with garlic and chilli flakes. The Cheesy Rice Tartlet features myriad textures and flavours dominated by that of cheese. A generous portion of rice in the filling not only ....
21 Jan 09
Fettuccine Rolls by Tarla Dalal
Potato croquettes wrapped in bands of fettuccine makes for an elegant and simple appetiser.
11 Jan 15
Cutlets in Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti by Tarla Dalal
The combination of cutlets and spaghetti makes this starter quite sumptuous, while the tomato sauce provides all the flavours you need to by-pass a separate accompaniment. Overall, the Cutlets in Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti is a winner when it comes to preparing a tasty yet different starter, which ....
Roasted Bell Pepper and Feta Cheese Panini by Tarla Dalal
Bell peppers, when brushed with oil and roasted with the peel on, imbibe an amazing aroma and flavour, which add value to any dish that it is used in!
Here, we have employed the magic of roasted bell pepper to add josh to a lovely, cheesy Panini.
Panini is a type of
Baked Eggplants Topped with Curds by Tarla Dalal
Baked Eggplants Topped with Curds is a simple recipe with common ingredients, but works as a great appetizer!
The brinjals are baked twice – first salted, and again with a coating of olive oil, ginger, garlic and other tongue-tickling ingredients.
The interesting thing is that after all this ....
Layered Burrata Cheese and Tomatoes by Tarla Dalal
Burrata is a special type of cheese made with mozzarella and cream. This unusual Italian
cheese has a soft texture and fresh flavour, which combines beautifully with breads as well as veggies.
In this innovative starter, tomato slices are layered with burrat ....
Roasted Garlic Crostini by Tarla Dalal
are dainty starters made of crisped bread topped with yummy ingredients.
Here, a strongly flavoured mixture of roasted garlic mashed with sea salt is used to give the crostini a succulent mouth-feel and irresistible flavour.
Sea salt ha ....
11 Feb 15
Stuffed Potatoes in White Sauce by Tarla Dalal
An exquisite preparation of potatoes stuffed with sharply flavoured jalapenos, tangy sun-dried tomatoes and aromatic basil, floated in a creamy white sauce, this creation will raise you from the cadre of a good cook to a gourmet chef in the eyes of your guests! Baking imparts the perfect texture and ....
23 May 18
Burrata Cheese and Cherry Tomato Crostini by Tarla Dalal
Crostini sounds like the name of a famous music composer, but it isn’t! It is a class of Italian
appetizers, made of small slices of grilled or toasted bread, brushed with butter or olive oil, and topped with varied cheeses, sauces, veggies or even fruits.
Mushroom Cheese and Spring Onions Panini by Tarla Dalal
If you think Panini is just another grilled sandwich, try it once and you will realize the difference. A Panini is a special type of Italian
grilled sandwich, which is never made with regular sliced bread.
Although traditionally breads like baguette, ciabatt ....
01 Apr 17
Burrata Cheese and Basil Garlic Crostini by Tarla Dalal
One of Italian
cuisine’s wonderful gifts to the world, the crostini is an appetizing variety of snack made by topping dainty pieces of crisp bread with yummy toppings.
While half the charm lies in the olive oil laced bread, the rest of the magic is worked by ....
01 Apr 17
Burrata Cheese and Garlic Crostini by Tarla Dalal
Herby, garlicky and cheesy, this crostini easily classifies as amazing!
Crispy, golden brown pieces of French bread are laced with olive oil and topped with an enticing combination of cheese, garlic and herbs with a sprinkling of chilli flakes for added spice.
The Burrata Cheese and Garlic C ....
02 Apr 17
Pesto and Mozzarella Panini, Grilled Sandwich by Tarla Dalal
Pesto is a lovely Italian
sauce with the warm taste of walnut and basil. In this recipe, we have used pesto to make Panini, a special type of grilled sandwich made with breads like baguette, ciabatta and michetta.
The Pesto and Mozzarella Panini is a classic ....
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Panini by Tarla Dalal
When we think of Panini, savoury versions are the first to come to our mind. Still, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Panini proves that the sweet ones are equally tempting.
Panini is a special type of grilled sandwich, which is made with exotic breads like baguette, ciabetta and michetta. The ....
24 Mar 14
Cottage Cheese Dumplings with Spinach Sauce by Tarla Dalal
The cottage cheese dumplings used in this preparation is special in many ways. Firstly, there is a perfect balance of textures – with soft paneer, crunchy cabbage and mushy potatoes for binding. Then, it is notable that these dumplings are steamed and not deep-fried. Then, of course, there is the he ....
01 Mar 17
Ricotta and Spinach Crostini by Tarla Dalal
Dainty little slices of crisp bread, topped with appetizing ingredients like cheese, veggies, herbs and sauces, crostinis are undoubtedly one of the most popular starters from the Italian
A platter of Cro ....
28 Jun 18
Ricotta and Basil Crostini by Tarla Dalal
Basil gives an appetizing aroma to any dish that it features in. Here is an awesome crostini from our Italian collection, which features a topping of ricotta cheese, laced with a mixture of basil in honey.
A squeeze of lemon and a dash of pepper heighten the flavour of the Ricotta and Basil Cros ....
21 Nov 16
Pesto and Roasted Red Capsicum Bruschetta by Tarla Dalal
Bruschetta is a classic Italian
appetizer made of grilled bread brushed with butter or olive oil, and then topped with any veggies or sauces of your choice.
In this irresistible version, the bruschetta is topped with pesto, a traditional sauce that is rich i ....
Caramelised Capsicum Crostini ( Diabetic Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
A crostini is a small toast topped with a variety of ingredients, which is served as an appetiser. Native to Tuscany, the crostini range offers several classic toppings to choose from. This one consists of caramelised pepper and olives that are bound with cheese, used atop crusty whole wheat bread. ....
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